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WBA clarifies Mayweather status

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has updated Fightnews.com on the status of the super welterweight division. “Floyd (Mayweather) has never been stripped of the title of WBA super champion. This condition is not automatic with unification. We refer to rule #6 definitions, specifically for unified champions, and rule #18 which establishes the powers of the presidency to create these super championships.”

According to Mendoza, Mayweather asked special permission to maintain his status and the Alvarez-Trout was approved under special conditions that the WBA will explain later. More to come…

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